Improving wellbeing through evidence-informed policy

All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics

Improving wellbeing through evidence-informed policy

This All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Wellbeing Economics is an officially recognised cross-party group of MPs and Lords in the UK Parliament.

The group seeks to highlight how wellbeing serves as a valuable and pragmatic framing for making policy decisions and for setting a vision for the UK. Wellbeing draws attention to the diversity and interdependence of issues and interventions that affect us in our lives and the complex and complementary roles that different government departments and policies can play in improving outcomes. The APPG will therefore play a convening role across parties and government departments and look at different levels of intervention (national – local – individual) to identify where the biggest gains can be made for the lives of people in the UK, drawing on specific examples, challenges and contexts and building on existing knowledge and evidence.

The group was originally formed in 2009. And after a short break the group has been reconstituted in December 2018. The What Works Centre for Wellbeing now provides the Secretariat for the reconstituted group, which was formerly provided by New Economics Foundation.

This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.

Next meeting

Wednesday 3 November 2021, 1.30pm-3.00pm – Children and young people’s wellbeing

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Improving wellbeing through evidence-informed policy